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NFL owners to vote on proposal to incentivize minority coach, GM hires

NFL owners to vote on proposal to incentivize minority coach, GM hires

Sports
May 15 (UPI) -- The NFL will present a pair of resolutions to league owners next week, including one that would improve draft picks for teams that hire minority candidates in head coach or general manager roles. Under the proposal, which is aimed at fixing diversity issues across the league, a team could upgrade its third-round draft selection by up to 16 picks if a minority candidate is hired. The draft pick could go up 10 spots for hiring a minority general manager or an equivalent-level position and six spots for hiring a minority candidate as head coach. If the plan is approved, teams also could move up five spots in the fourth round should a minority general manager or head coach enter the third year on the job. If a minority quarterbacks coach is retained after one season, the club...
Eurovision: Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst make BBC’s best-ever vote list

Eurovision: Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst make BBC’s best-ever vote list

Entertainment
Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst are among the artists to have made the BBC shortlist of the best Eurovision songs.Saturday's contest, which was due to be held in the Netherlands, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.But the show must go on... and so UK viewers will instead be asked to vote for their all-time favourite on BBC One's Eurovision: Come Together show.Afterwards, the Europe Shine a Light show will then showcase all 41 songs that would have competed this year. Inside 2020's cancelled Eurovision Song Contest Australia wins AI 'Eurovision Song Contest' The 19-strong song list was compiled by Eurovision experts and broadcasters, including Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Mills, Ken Bruce, Adele Roberts and Mel Giedroyc, as well as former UK acts...
ITPCL lenders to meet this week to vote on restructuring plan

ITPCL lenders to meet this week to vote on restructuring plan

Finance
Lenders to IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company (ITPCL), which is undergoing insolvency proceedings, are likely to meet this week to finalise a restructuring plan, a source said. ITPCL is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) incorporated by the IL&FS Group under its energy platform (IEDCL) for implementation of a thermal power project at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. The company recently received RP4 rating from Crisil, which is required for implementation of a resolution plan for stressed companies. "The financial creditors of ITPCL are most likely to e-vote on the proposal this week to conclude the restructuring," the source said. ITPCL's consortium of lenders include 19 banks and financial institutions led by the Punjab National Bank. It owes over Rs 6,700 crore to its lenders and around Rs 90...
South Koreans vote in national election amid virus fears

South Koreans vote in national election amid virus fears

World
SEOUL, South Korea -- In a surprisingly high turnout, millions of South Korean voters wore masks and moved slowly between lines of tape at polling stations on Wednesday to elect lawmakers in the shadows of the spreading coronavirus. The government resisted calls to postpone the parliamentary elections billed as a midterm referendum on President Moon Jae-in, who enters the final two years of his single five-year term grappling with a historic public health crisis that is unleashing massive economic shock. While South Korea’s electorate is deeply divided along ideological and generational lines and regional loyalties, recent surveys showed growing support for Moon and his liberal party, reflecting the public's approval of an aggressive test-and-quarantine program so far credited for lower
Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

World
US President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after senators voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence.Democrats hoped four swing Republicans would vote for witnesses, which would have extended the trial without in all likelihood changing its outcome.In the end, only two of the four Republicans voted with Democrats.The trial now moves forward to a vote on whether to acquit President Trump, which he is all but certain to win.Senior members of President Trump's Republican Party pushed from the outset for a speedy trial with no witnesses or new evidence. Above all, they wanted to avoid senators hearing from former National Security Adviser John Bolton.According to reporting by the New York...